SALES – STATIONS
Wisconsin – Michael Oberg’s Zoe Communications files a $750,000 deal to buy five Wisconsin stations from Kathy Lau and Shawn Skramstad’s Red Rock Radio. The deal includes adult hits “Mix 105” WLMX-FM, Balsam Lake; AC “Magic 101” WHSM-FM, Hayward; sports “105.7 The Fan” WXCX, Siren; and the “Red Zone Sports Radio” simulcast of WXCE, Amery (1260) and WHSM, Hayward (910). Zoe Communications will operate the stations under a local marketing agreement until the deal closes. It already owns five FMs and one AM in Wisconsin.
Waco, TX – Dennis Macha’s Red-C Apostalate strikes a $495,000 deal to buy Christian CHR “Air 1” affiliate KYAR (98.3) from Educational Media Foundation. Red-C Apostalate already owns religious “Red-C Catholic Radio” KEDC (88.5) in the Bryan-College Station, TX market. Once the sale closes Educational Media Foundation will still own “Air 1” affiliate KWAA (88.9) in the Waco market. Broker: Jon Yinger
New York – In New York’s Finger Lakes region Alan and Lisa Bishop’s Upstate Media Group files a $400,000 deal to buy country “K-101.7” WFLK, Geneva, NY from Russ Kimble’s The Radio Group. That is $50,000 less than the price that Alan Bishop, a shareholder in The Radio Group, had earlier agreed to pay as part of The Radio Group’s 2014 bankruptcy proceeding. Following the closing, The Radio Group will still own AC WNYR-FM (98.5), news/talk WGVA (1240), and country WCGR (1550) in the Geneva- Canandaigua area.
San Luis Obispo, CA – Educational Media Foundation files a $350,000 deal to buy KSLY-FM (96.1) from Jason Wolff’s El Dorado Broadcasters. The Class B has been silent since earlier this month when its “Sunny Country” format went dark. EMF already owns contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate KLVH (88.5) in the market. The sale will leave El Dorado Broadcasters with two stations in the market including regional Mexican “La M 107.3” KURQ and the also silent KJRW-FM (101.3) – the latter of which it is also selling (see below). Earlier this month it spun-off news/talk KVEC (920) to American General Media in a $450,000 deal.
Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY – Aaron and Jessica Ishmael’s A&J Radio files a $140,000 deal to buy business news “Bloomberg 1070” WTWK from Steven Silverberg’s Northeast Broadcasting Company. The deal includes the Plattsburg-licensed translator W242BS at 96.3 FM. The contract attributes $130,000 to WTWK and the balance of the purchase price for the translator. It’s a new market for Aaron Ishmael, who currently owns oldies “Mid Century Radio” WKCE (1120) in the Knoxville, TN market. After the sale closes Northeast Broadcasting Company will still own five stations in the market including hot AC “Mix 102.3” WIXM, adult alternative “The Point” WIFY (93.7), oldies WCAT (1390), and two silent AM stations including WFAD (1490) and WRSA (1420).
Oregon – Richard Linn files a $125,000 deal to buy KRLZ, Lincoln Beach, OR (97.5) from Edgar Eaton. KRLZ is a construction permit for a Class C2 FM covering an area along the Oregon coastline east of Salem and Eugene. Linn already owns “93.7 K-Shell Country” KSHL in the area. He’ll operate KRLZ under a local marketing agreement until closing. Broker: MCH Enterprises
San Luis Obispo, CA – Jason Wolff’s El Dorado Broadcasters further downsizes its cluster in the San Luis Obispo market with an agreement to donate KJRW-FM (101.3) to Santa Monica College. El Dorado Broadcasters earlier sold station’s intellectual property to American General Media which installed the AC “Coast” format on cross-town KSTT (104.5). The donation will allow Santa Monica College to simulcast its Los Angeles market news-talk/variety KCRW (89.9) into the San Luis Obispo market. KCRW also simulcast on FMs in the Santa Barbara, Oxnard-Ventura, and Palm Springs markets with FM translators relaying the station into several other areas in southern California. El Dorado Broadcasters also has a pending deal to sell the currently-silent KSLY-FM (96.1) to Educational Media Foundation (see above). It earlier sold news/talk KVEC (920) to American General Media in a $450,000 deal.
SALES – TRANSLATORS
Arizona & Nevada – Rick Murphy files a $220,700 deal to buy nine FM translators from Donald Hendren. The deal includes the Peach Springs, AZ-licensed K274CO at 102.7 FM which will simulcast country “K-Triple-J” KJJJ, Laughlin, NV (102.3); the Laughlin, NV-licensed K292EU at 106.3 FM which will also simulcast KJJJ; the Kingman, AZ-licensed K241CG at 95.5 FM which will also simulcast KJJJ; the Cal-Nev-Ari,, NV-licensed K269GB at 101.7 FM which will also simulcast KJJJ; the Lake Havasu City, AZ-licensed K290CG at 105.9 FM which will simulcast classic hits “Krazy FM” KRCY-FM, Lake Havasu City, AZ (96.7); the Lake Havasu City, AZ-licensed K294CQ at 105.9 which will simulcast AC “Kazual 104.5” KZUL-FM, Lake Havasu City, AZ’ the Lake Havasu City, AZ-licensed K298BS at 107.9 FM which will simulcast classic rock “100.7 K-Rock” KRRK, Desert Hills, AZ; the Mohave Valley, AZ –licensed K259CK at 99.7 FM which will simulcast Las Vegas market hot AC “104.9 K-Hits” KISK; and the Peach Springs, AZ-licensed K298BU at 107.5 FM which will also simulcast KISK.
New York & Vermont – Absolute Broadcasting files a $150,000 deal to buy the Buskirk, NY-licensed translator W242AL at 96.3 FM and the Bennington, VT-licensed translator W253AF at 98.5 FM from Northeast Gospel Broadcasting. Absolute Broadcasting will relocate the signals to New Hampshire where it will simulcast sports WGHM, Nashua (900).
Texas – Joel Juarez’s Elohim Group files a $100,000 deal to buy the Brenham, TX-licensed translator K248CJ at 97.3 FM and the Huntsville, TX-licensed translator K265EU at 100.9 FM from Houston Christian Broadcasters. The signals will simulcast Spanish-language religious “Radio Vida Vision” KNLY, New Waverly, TX (91.1).
Illinois & Missouri – Forever Media files an $85,000 deal to buy two FM translators from Educational Media Foundation which it plans to relocate to the Bowling Green, KY market. The deal includes the Sikeston, MO-licensed K300BU at 107.9 FM which will simulcast WNBS sports/talk (1340). Forever Media also buys the Brighton, IL-licensed W226BC at 93.1 FM which will simulcast sports “1340 The Ticket” WBGN.
Philadelphia – Walter Lomax’s Levas Communications files a $75,000 deal to buy the Hamilton, NY-licensed translator W222AT at 92.3 FM from the State University of New York. Levas plans to relocate the signal into the Philadelphia market where it will simulcast talk WURD (900).
Georgia – Beasley Broadcast Group files a $50,000 deal to buy the Statesboro, GA-licensed translator W299CA at 107.7 FM from Neal Ardman’s Radio Statesboro. Beasley plans to relocate the translator to the Fayetteville, NC market where it will simulcast soft AC “Sunny 94.3” WAZZ (1490) which already relays on the Fayetteville-licensed translator W232CI at 94.3 FM. Broker: Bob Heymann, Media Services Group
New York – WXXI Public Broadcasting Council files a $50,000 deal to buy the Marathon, NY-licensed translator W266CL at 101.1 FM from the State University of New York. WXXI plans to relocate the construction permit to the Rochester, NY market where it will simulcast NPR news-talk WXXI (1370). Broker: Fybush Media
Tennessee – Crawford Broadcasting files a $50,000 deal to buy the Donelson, TN-licensed translator W257AR at 99.3 FM from Moody Bible Institute. Don Crawford will relocate the signal to the Birmingham, AL market where it will simulcast gospel/religious teaching “The Truth” WXJC-FM&AM (92.5, 850).
New Jersey – Pamal Broadcasting files a $47,000 deal to buy the Rio Grande, NJ-licensed translator W258CF at 99.5 FM from Maranatha Ministries. Pamal Broadcasting plans to relocate the construction permit to New York’s Hudson Valley where it will simulcast “Real Country” WGHQ (920). Broker: Griffin Media Brokers
Tennessee – Barry Culberson’s Progressive Media files a $40,000 deal to buy the Lawrenceburg, TN-licensed translator W273CU at 102.5 FM from Roger Wright’s Prospect Communications. Progressive Media plans to relocate the translator to the Knoxville market where it will simulcast religious “Faith 1240” WIFA.
Indiana – Gary Petricola files a $40,000 deal to buy the Angola, IN-licensed translator W260CP at 99.9 FM from CSN International. Petricola plans to relocate the signal to Ohio where he will simulcast AC WJER, Dover-New Philadelphia, OH (1450).
Illinois – Johnson Communications files a $38,500 deal to buy the Charleston, IL-licensed translator W227CR at 93.5 FM from Covenant Network. Johnson Communications plans to move the signal to the Dayton, OH market where it will give 1,000-watt daytime-only urban AC WDAO (1210) a 24-hour FM signal. Broker: Griffin Media Brokers
Grand Island-Kearney-Hastings, NE – Bott Broadcasting files a $37,500 deal to buy KFKX (90.1) from Hastings College. The Class A FM is currently off the air. Bott will relay its religious Bott Radio Network on the signal. Bott currently airs on in the Grand Island-Kearney-Hastings, NE market on the Grand Island, NE-licensed translator K278BR at 103.5 FM. Brokers: Mark Jorgenson (for Hastings) and Bill Lytle (for Bott)
Illinois – American Education Foundation files a $30,000 deal to buy the Sandwich, IL-licensed translator W233BW at 94.5 FM from Spirit Education Association. American Education Foundation will relay AC WAED, Lee, IL (88.5) on the translator once it is constructed.
Kentucky – Family First files to transfer two translators to Bible Clarity in a donation. The signals include the Harlan, KY-licensed W290CY at 105.9 FM which will be relocated to the Columbia, SC market where it will give 50,000-watt daytime-only religious WBAJ (890) a 24-hour FM signal. It also donates the Barbourville, KY-licensed W295CD at 106.9 FM which will be relocated to the Charlotte, NC market where it will give 5,000-watt daytime-only WTCG (870) a 24-hour FM signal.
Nevada – Eastern Sierra Broadcasting files to transfer the Carson City, NV-licensed translator K281CL at 104.1 FM to Joel Juarez’s Elohim Group. The filing says Elohim Group will transfer the signal to the San Jose, CA market where it will simulcast ethnic Vietnamese KVVN (1430).
Multistate Deal – Radio Training Network closes a $2.1 million deal to buy four full-power stations and two FM translators from Tocca Falls College. Radio Training Network buys religious WRAF (90.9) and the currently-silent WTXR (89.7) in Toccoa Falls, GA. It also buys WEPC, Belton, SC (88.5) and WPFJ, Franklin, NC (1480). Also included in the sale are the Franklin, NC-licensed translator W265AZ at 100.9 FM and the Lilburn, GA-licensed translator W221AZ at 92.1 FM. The signals will carry Radio Training Network’s contemporary Christian “His Radio” network. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage
Colorado Springs – Jacob Barker’s Gabrielle Broadcasting closes a $250,000 deal to buy Spanish KFCS (1580) from Randy Hood’s Pilgrim Communications. Gabrielle Broadcasting also owns the currently-silent KHEP (1580) in the Phoenix market.